Shower/tub temp. not hot enough

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by jackb, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. jackb

    jackb New Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Hi,I'm having trouble getting hot water in my upstairs tub/shower-It's lukewarm at best and it's good and hot everywhere else in the house including the sink in the same bathroom.The tub/shower control is a Symmons Temptrol unit that was installed in 1988.I thought that the problem would be in the spindle unit(I have well water and I had to replace this once before)but it did not help things.Also,I tried adjusting the anti-scald set-screw(I backed it way out so it is not even contacting)but this did not help either.What else might it be?A clogged pipe?Thanks very much for any advice.
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  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    a partly blocked hot water line could be the problem. I would really suspect the old valve. Replace with a Delta and you will probably be fine.
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